Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are becoming popular in Europe, but does the reality match the idea of co-operating actors who achieve added value together and share risks? An analysis of three PPPs in the Netherlands suggests that, in practice, PPPs are less ideal than the idea. Partners have difficulty with joint decision-making and organization and tend to revert to traditional forms - by contracting out and by separating responsibilities.

Government, Private Sector, Public Private Partnership
dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9302.00361, hdl.handle.net/1765/461
Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management
Department of Public Administration

Klijn, E-H, & Teisman, G.R. (2003). Institutional and Strategic Barriers to Public-Private Partnership: An Analysis of Dutch Cases. Public Money and Management: integrating theory and practice in public management, 23(3), 137–146. doi:10.1111/1467-9302.00361